The Quest for Survival

The Quest for Survival

The photo prompt from The Daily Post this week is Quest. As I mentioned last week, right now all the animals are preparing for winter, it’s the quest for survival.

These little chipmunks were stuffing their cheeks as full as they could with rose hips from the wild roses. They were so much fun to watch.

chipmunks preparing for winter. The Quest for Survival

chipmunk reaching. The Quest for Survival

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Marvelous Moose Morning

Marvelous Moose Morning

I have been a busy, busy photographer. Walking, hiking, and photographing the moose. I’m not sure what I will do with myself after we leave tomorrow.

The other day was a Marvelous Moose Morning. There have been several actually, but everything lined up perfect on this day and I got some amazing shots, in perfect morning light. It had been raining most of the night, so I was glad to see clear skies when I got up. I found Washakie before the sun was fully up. He was still laying down with his cows, so I just waited. I took this nice river reflection shot while I was just hanging out.

River in the morning

He eventually got up and started wandering, and eating.

Marvelous Moose Morning

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A Little Bit of Everything

A Little Bit of Everything

I’ve been so busy and focused on photography lately, I feel like I’m leaving some stuff out of the blog. Photos that I want to share, but have kinda skipped over. So these photos are a random sprinkling of things I have photographed in the past couple of weeks.

I have had my heart set on photographing the elk. They are not very easy to find however. They head for the timber right after the sun comes up, and you might see them again late in the evening when it’s almost dark. A friend of mine had seen them in the park early in the morning, so we headed there on Friday early. We got lucky. The shooting conditions could have been better, the sun was right in front of me, but I was glad to see them.

Elk Bugling at sunrise

I love to hear them bugling, such an amazing sound. This morning was very cold so he had steam coming out of his mouth when he bugled. This was the biggest bull we saw, and he had a nice size harem too.

Elk Bugling at sunrise

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